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Accessibility: Design Strategies for Certificate Programs and Certification Exams

While there is an increase in demand for accessible programs, there is little guidance for initial accessibility implementation. In this article, learn why it is important to implement accessibility in a learning context and gain general design strategy tips from the authors, followed by a case study.

Givin' the People What They Want: Public Exam Statistics Reporting for Your Stakeholders

While the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) requires organizations to report credentialing exam performance, there is little guidance on what should be published. In this 2020 I.C.E. Exchange presentation summary, learn how your group can improve its public exam reporting and proactively serve key stakeholder needs.

Back to Basics: I.C.E. Releases Updated Terminology Guide

With the help of the Terminology Task Force, I.C.E. recently released the I.C.E. Basic Guide to Credentialing Terminology (2nd edition) with new and updated terms and definitions for the credentialing community. We spoke with Mike Clark, chair of the task force, to learn more about the new edition and the driving force behind it.

A Look at Certification for Retirees

After retirement, an individual may still want to be active in their field or find that they need to return to the workforce. In these cases, some certifying bodies will offer a retirement status. Learn more about the development of retiree certifications and the value they bring to an organization with members transitioning into the post-career stage of their lives.

Implications for Remote Work for Certification Organizations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups have shifted to work-from-home arrangements for the foreseeable future. For certification organizations, however, remote work can pose credentialing specific challenges, in addition to legal and practical issues.

Lessons Learned From Virtual Test Development Meetings

Due to the pandemic, many organizations and groups have had to shift their test development meetings from being in person to virtual. Hear what exam development hosts, facilitators/psychometricians and subject matter experts (SMEs) have to say about switching to a virtual format and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.

Denied but Not Discouraged — Moving Forward to NCCA Accreditation Success

Finding out the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) denied your organization's application for initial accreditation — after months of planning and hard work — can be discouraging. SeaCrest co-founder Janice Moore shares tips on how to stay positive, reevaluate and further strengthen a program for reapplication.

Key Takeaways From the ICE Microcredentialing Pulse Survey

Earlier this year, the ICE Microcredentialing Task Force conducted the ICE Microcredentialing Pulse Survey to define and better understand current and future plans for microcredentials. Read on to learn about key takeaways, respondent feedback and stakeholder insight.

When a Pandemic Accelerates Innovation: Testing and Assessment in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Due to COVID-19, organizations have had to adapt their testing and assessment measures. Learn how the pandemic has accelerated innovation related to one testing company’s operations, communication and technology, and how these changes are shaping the future of the industry.

Managing Certification Renewals in COVID-19: Part 2

In part two of our Managing Certification Renewals Q&A, we spoke with ICE members Ben Babcock, PhD, and Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, to learn more about how their organizations have pivoted their certification renewal processes in wake of COVID-19.

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